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Case Law Alert: Cell Phone Forensic Imaging is a High Burden to Prove in Litigation Discovery

Created on June 17, 2022

Vice President, E-Discovery

To require a producing party to take a forensic image of a data source can be a high burden for a requesting party. When considering how to preserve and collect data, logical collections will be deemed reasonable in the vast majority of scenarios, and a forensic image may only be required in a limited number of situations, as demonstrated in Aminov v. Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance.  Why This Case Is Important To require a producing party to take a forensic image of a data source can be a high burden for... Read More

Exterro Offers Learning and Networking Opportunities to Users Across the Country

Created on June 14, 2022

E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Regional User Groups Give Clients and Partners in Seven Cities Chances to Enhance Expertise and Connect with Peers In-Person Exterro, Inc. just announced a series of seven in-person events for its software users across the country. Starting in late June, these regional user groups will be hosted by Exterro clients and partners in Frisco, TX; New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Indianapolis, IN; Washington, DC; Palo Alto, CA; and Chicago, IL. These one-day events will feature Exterro experts leading discussions of best practices, updates on the latest software advancements, in-person training, and... Read More

What the Heck Is Going on with Legal Industry Data Breaches?

Created on June 13, 2022

E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

This article is a reprint of a post that orignially appeared on the EDRM blog on Monday, June 6, 2022. With Memorial Day weekend behind us, many people are celebrating the unofficial start of summer. And summer is almost always a blessing—nicer weather, beach vacations, shorter Fridays (if you’re lucky)—you’ve got to think that IT professionals in the legal industry are probably breathing a sigh of relief and hoping for a nice, relaxing summer after a rough spring. Every other day, it seemed, I received an email update giving more bad news about... Read More

Data Privacy Alert: Connecticut Becomes Fifth State to Enact a Comprehensive Consumer Data Privacy Law

Created on June 10, 2022

E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

On May 10, 2022, Connecticut joined California, Colorado, Utah, and Virginia as states that have passed comprehensive consumer data privacy laws. The provisions of the Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring will go into effect on July 1, 2023, the same date as the Colorado Privacy Act goes into effect. Overview The Connecticut consumer privacy law contains many of the same rights, obligations, and exceptions seen in the previously enacted state-level privacy laws, most closely following the trends set by Colorado and Virginia. Of course, the law does contain... Read More

FTK Over the Air: How Data Breaches Affect Everyone in Your Organization

Created on June 10, 2022

E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

You don't have to follow Exterro content--or even the news--all that closely to know that ransomware attacks and data breaches are happening more and more often these days. We often look at the repercussions of a data breach from the cybersecurity perspective--how do we respond, analyze what happened, and remediate the damage done--or the privacy/compliance perspective--what data was compromised, who needs to be notified by when, and what are the potential regulatory risks involved. But the fact of the matter is data breaches affect everyone in an organization. This week we... Read More

Exterro Named Winner of the Coveted Global InfoSec Awards during RSA Conference 2022

Created on June 6, 2022

E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Exterro Wins Most Comprehensive Computer Forensics Category in 10th Annual Global InfoSec Awards at #RSAC 2022 Exterro is proud to announce that we have won the following award from Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine: Most Comprehensive Computer Forensics. “We’re thrilled to receive one of the most prestigious and coveted cybersecurity awards in the world from Cyber Defense Magazine, during their 10th anniversary as an independent cybersecurity news and information provider. We knew the competition would be tough and with top judges who are leading infosec experts... Read More

Case Law Alert: When Forensic Imaging of a Cell Phone is Necessary in Civil Litigation

Created on June 3, 2022

E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Within civil litigation, there are specific instances when conducting a forensic collection (i.e., mirror imaging an electronic device) is deemed reasonable and necessary by the court. Read the Measured Wealth Private Client Group, LLC v. Foster case law alert to learn about one such case where a forensic collection may be necessary. Overview In this case the plaintiff moved to compel a forensic review of the defendant’s cell phone. The plaintiff’s request specifically asked to recover text messages and iMessages between a specific date range. The defendant contended that this request for a... Read More